What's fair?: New theory on income inequality
The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the U.S. and abroad, is of growing concern, especially to policy makers. Income inequality was ...
Apple may deliver ways to rev up the iPad, report says
With one false tweet, computer-based Hack Crash led to real panic
A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press (AP) in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 143.5 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ...
Study indicates housing market cycles have become longer
A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles—normal, boom and bust phases—have become longer over the last four decades.
Jawbone files lawsuit against rival Fitbit
In a clash of rival makers of fitness trackers, Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone to work for Fitbit, saying they stole trade secrets, business plans, market research, and other information.
Omitting market risk factor creates critical flaw in case-shiller home price indices
The method used to calculate Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the most trusted benchmark for U.S. residential real estate prices, contains a flaw that likely could lead to misstating its monthly estimates, ...
Global smartphone growth cools on China sales: tracker
A slowdown in smartphone sales in China is cooling the global market for the devices, research firm IDC said Tuesday.
No, the rise of the emoji doesn't spell the end of language
The emoji has become one of the fastest growing forms of communication in history. But those who are worried that its growth could see the death of written language are wrong – emojis are being used to ...
Pressure to expand is crucial key to firms' success
Whole Foods Market encourages its employees to connect with the supermarket's "core values" on a personal level and make them "come to life" every day in their work.
Deezer prepares for battle in competitive music streaming sector
French music-streaming service Deezer is preparing for a "decisive" battle as it faces off against big names like Spotify and American rapper Jay-Z's new venture Tidal, its CEO said.
Scholars issue plan to reduce poverty
Stanford scholars and other experts on California's low-income population have unveiled a new initiative – the Equal Opportunity Plan – aimed at dramatically reducing poverty in the state.
Netflix stock lifts on China rumors
Netflix shares surged Friday after news reports that the streaming television giant was in talks to begin operations in China.
Offline TV ads prompt online purchases by multitaskers
Many television advertisers voice fears that distracted viewers—those increasingly frenetic multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing TV - are becoming less receptive to advertisers' messages. A ...
Research suggests average-sized models could sell more fashion
New research from the University of Kent suggests the fashion industry could benefit from using average-sized models rather than size zero in marketing campaigns.